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NEWS FROM THE HAAS, JR. FUND     |    October 6, 2022
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Back to School is a Time of Possibility

Dear Friend,

It’s back to school time. I’ve been busy getting my two kids settled into the school year. Nervousness and butterflies are in the air, but at the same time there is a powerful sense of possibility about the year ahead.

The Administration's recent announcement to cancel some federal student debt held by millions of Americans shows there's hope for bigger change. However, for too many Californians the new school year has prompted deep anxiety and concern. The Covid-19 pandemic and the built-in injustices in our education system have not been kind to young people.

At the Haas, Jr. Fund, we have a long history of investing in education and youth development. And today, our College Success program is exploring opportunities to level the playing field in higher ed.

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Cathy Cha

President & CEO
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

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